Can any domain user login to any computer on the domain?

By chad.klunk ·

My company uses Windows 2003 Small Business Server and Active Directory.

I'm wondering if there is a way to control what domain users can login to certain computers that are members of the domain.

For example, I can use my domain user account to login at any other employees computer as long as their computer is joined to our company domain - I do not want to be able to do this.

I only want to be able to login to my computer using my domain user account.

Thanks in advance for any solutions to this


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yes, you can restrict logons to a specific machine

by CG IT In reply to Can any domain user login ...

it's specific to the Active Directory users account.

it's the same method for standard Windows Domain.

Just go to Microsoft Technet and search for restrict users login.

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In Active Directory..Users and Computers

by NexS In reply to Can any domain user login ...

Select required user and view the properties.
Next, select the "Account" tab and click the "Log On To..." button and select which computers each user can log onto.

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Domain User

by shaunakd In reply to Can any domain user login ...


By chaning the Login rights you can do that.
Contact your system admin for this.
But User logs in his system not in urs system by using his user name/passowrd.


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log on

by Graic In reply to Can any domain user login ...

yes this is possible for a User to log in any computer, as long as your a member in the active directory OU (user and computers). if you are a member of Finance and you wanna access your details in Agriculture, you can log into any computer in Agriculture using your user account log in. but here if the administrator denies you access to other computer apart from yours, then you might have no access to log in to any computer apart from yours. or your section or department

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Re-Can any domain user login to any computer on the domain?

by lindsay palicos In reply to Can any domain user login ...

The machine account (client computer) is busted. Log on locally, and remove the computer from the domain. Go to AD and reset the computer account. Restart client and re-join to domain.

If in case f it doesn't work in client change to workgroup and client name(restart) after that again set client to your domain(restart) rejoin the computer in you AD

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